[Federal Register: March 6, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 43)][Notices]               [Page 11227-11228]
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Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

February 28, 2006.
    The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public 
information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35). A copy of 
this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by 
contacting Darrin King on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) 
or e-mail: king.darrin@dol.gov.
    Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration (OSHA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 
Washington, DC 20503, 202-395-7316 (this is not a toll-free number), 
within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal 
    The OMB is particularly interested in comments which:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submission of responses.
    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title: Hazard Communication (29 CFR 1910.1200, 1915.1200, 1917.28, 
1918.90, 1926.59, and 1928.21).
    OMB Number: 1218-0072.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Third party disclosure.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; Federal Government; and State, local, or tribal 
    Number of Respondents: 7,200,700.
    Number of Annual Responses: 475,405,572.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies from 12 seconds for 
establishments to label an in-plant container to 8 hours for 
manufacturers or importers to conduct a hazard determination.
    Total Burden Hours: 11,000,793.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $1,047,822.
    Description: The standard requires all employers to establish 
hazard communication programs, to transmit information on the hazards 
of chemicals to their employees by means of container labels, material 
safety data sheets and training programs. This action will reduce the 
incidence of chemical related illness and injury in the workplace.

Ira L. Mills,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
 [FR Doc. E6-3126 Filed 3-3-06; 8:45 am]